Photo credit: @SJEarthquakes
By: Ana Kieu
The San Jose Earthquakes played some preseason soccer as they took on the Portland Timbers in Tuscon, Arizona, on Wednesday. The match featured three 30-minute segments–each with a different lineup. All players received some playing time on the field.
It was a close call for the Earthquakes at the third minute as Andrew Tarbell made a nice save on Fanendo Adi’s shot. Tarbell continued to make quality saves as the time went by.
The game was scoreless at the end of the first intermission.
The Earthquakes survived another close call. Timbers’ Tommy Thompson and Mo Thiaw worked together to create a shot for Quakes’ Jaymir Hyka, but it went over the San Jose net. Both teams had their own opportunities. The game remained scoreless at the end of the second intermission.
The officials handed Timbers’ Andres Flores a yellow card at the 63rd minute. Shortly after, a superb ball down the wing by the Earthquakes’ youngest player Gilbert Fuentes–15 years old–found fellow teammate Danny Musovski. He defeated his man, but the loose ball skipped across the front of the goal–untouched.
The clock continued to wind down up until the final whistle. The Earthquakes and Timbers settled for a scoreless draw at the end of the third intermission.
Earthquakes’ first starting lineup: Tarbell; Salinas, Affolter, Quintana, Marie; Godoy, Jungwirth; Vako, Eriksson; Wondolowski, Amarikwa.
Earthquakes’ second starting lineup: Bersano; Qwiberg, Cummings, Ockford, Lima; Hyka, Alashe, Yueill, Thompson; Hoesen; Thiaw.
Earthquakes’ third starting lineup: Marcinkowski; Hoppenot, Akanyirige, Ockford, Partida; Calvillo, Luis Felipe, Fuentes, Wehan; Dawkins, Musovski.
The Earthquakes take on Real Salt Lake on February 7 at 9:30 am PT.